Medicine and Healthcare-Dental Surgeons

What Is It

Dentists and Dental Surgeons are health care professionals who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the mouth and teeth. The professional requires diagnostic, clinical and social skills. Hospital practice is highly specialized and covers oral surgery, restorative dentistry, children's dentistry and orthodontics. Their job profile includes removing decay, fill cavities, place protective plastic sealants on children?s teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth, perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones.

Qualification

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

Scope

Most dentists are independent workers, private practitioners or are employed in hospitals. With the growing awareness of dental hygiene, the demand for good dentists is rising. Dentists are often hired by schools and corporate houses. They play a prominent role in forensic as well as archeological research.